Dear Friends and supporters.
We hope that you are all keeping well.
As we head towards the end of another difficult year, we have been continuing to make events happen in our Broadstone Musical calendar, despite not as regular as we would wish.
We continue to be very grateful for the continual support from SoundStorm Music Agency during 2021 which meant that our education events have continued at the highest levels with covid risk assessments in place. Our spring concert with the Aquinas Trio meant that a young trio was coached by these brilliant musicians and the Halcyon string quartet were resident tutors on our enormously successful summer school which took place in the beautiful grounds of Lytchett Minster school, in which the joy and enthusiasm of all taking part was palpable, this year catering for 95 young musicians.
We were grateful to also have this year’s summer school support from Dorset Music Service this year as well as Wessex Young Musicians Trust and Richard Bagley as a private sponsor. This enables us to keep our costs low meaning accessibily to more families which is incredibly important in our charity. So although the year has been much quieter than anticipated again, we have continued to be musically active, with fully comprehensive Covid risk assessments in place throughout.
Thank you for the continued support you show for our events. Lytchett Minster Parish church hosted the socially distanced Aquinas Trio concert in June and another pop-up outdoor concert took place at Yarrells this year after last summer’s popularity by the Halcyon quartet where we were protected from the elements by an array of gazebos and the weather was kind!
During the year we have continued to hold our fantastic “Aspiration through Inspiration” days for young musicians in collaboration with SoundStorm which began at Merley House and the next one takes place at Poole College on 30th October. The beauty of the Merley House venue coupled with the intensity of the learning was unforgettable. We are incredibly excited about the next one as there are two elements:
flute masterclasses with the amazing flautist Karen Jones, and chamber music with and without piano with the distinguished musicians Joely Koos and Sophia Rahman!
Please contact our treasurer Nicky Nicholas: firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to donate to our music charity. The donation can be gift aided and our sponsors are invited as guests to our music events.
We include a few youtube videos here for you to enjoy of some of our 2021 music education activities so far as well as a few from 2020:
Small bits of our concert from the end of our summer school 2021:
CLICK HERE to see the 2020 Broadstone Music Series – Christmas Music Video
If you enjoyed that, you might like a taster of a couple of some of our other 2020 music
activities while you are here, that were supported by SoundStorm:
CLICK HERE to see a clip from “Inspiration Through Aspiration” masterclasses on violin (Catherine Martin) and cello (Joely Koos), October 2020
CLICK HERE for a taster of the Summer School at Yarrells School, July 2020
Poole Society for Young Musicians Charity no: 1171893